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lincoln says and what she has learned is that the ability of lincoln and f.d.r. to learn from their mistakes of the first term is what made them successful in the second term. what do you think the lessons have been that might guarantee success in a second ferpl if that happens? >> i think that's your -- i think that's your question. pretty clearly. (laughs) >> you know, i -- when i think about what we've done well and what we haven't done well, the mistake of my first couple of years was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right. and that's important but the nature of this office is also to ll a sty to the american people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times. >> it's not just a matter of finding the right words, although sometimes i think he needs to figure out how to talk in shorthand. like theodore roosevelt was so good with the square deal, speak softly and carry a big stick. he could compress everything in shorthand. but more importantly, the reason our great presidents communicate well like f.d.r. w
you're not feeling the people. the reason fdr was not a great speaker, he had two press conferences a week. he got the feeling of the people through the people and the press, somehow he's got to keep the connection going in order to communicate better what's happening. >> is it harder in this political environment to be a conviction politician? >> i think it's harder to use the bully pulpit to express your convictions, it is not what it was in the old days. when lincoln gave a speech it would be printed in full in the newspaper. everybody would read the whole speech. when fdr gave radio chats, 80% listened to it. now it's people are talking about it before it's absorbed and somebody yells, like you lie and that becomes the story and networks cut back to ordinary programming. we need to allow the president's communications to be absorbed more before the cable 24/7 kicks in. >> the power of your words and your work like team of rivals is well established. for you to be involved with this project with this film, what the power of that medium, of a f
a national conference on health care reform. the great depression had been going on for nearly a decade, fdr signed the social security act and the fair labor standard act in to law, but the united states still had no national program for addressing the health needs of the people. the 1938 health conference was beginning of something different. instead of inviting only doctors to speak, the conference for the first time including members of labor unions, farm groups, and civil rights organizations. it included represents not just of the medical profession, but of the people who needed and used health care. that summer a woman named florence greenberg traveled from chicago, illinois to washington to offer her testimony. greenberg was a member of the women's auxiliary spending her days working in the communities around chicago's steel mills. greenberg told the audience that the national health conference that he had come to offer them a different picture of chicago. just steps away from the comfortable headquarter of the american medical association, was a chicago of dirt, filth, and tenements
in the backyard, that she had brought a philip randolph to meet with fdr. and a philip randolph was the biggest organizer of the 20th- century. he organized the march on washington. and he spoke to fdr and told him about the condition of black people in this country, working people in this country. and fdr said i don't disagree with anything you said, but you have to make me do it. this is a story that barack obama, who was a senator then running for president, responded and said make me do it. make me do it. and i think that is the challenge of this second term. who will have president obama's here? it is not about what is in his heart or what he believes. he is a community organizer. he did not -- he responds to demand. power concedes nothing without a demand. it never has and it never will. and that is, i think, the challenge of the many different groups that actually elected him. i think the first time around, in 2008, people were shocked. they were exhausted. and they also saw a real right- wing backlash against president obama that they did not want to contribute to. that was racist as we
's second term after he got reelected with a map that looked like this. when fdr got reelected to his second term, the map was almost the exact opposite. this was 1936. fdr did better than reagan. he got 523 electoral votes. his opponent got 8 electoral votes. in the same way that reagan did 50 years later, fdr came back to washington with big plans for what he would do in his second term now that the country had given him this huge vote of confidence. >> tonight, sitting at my desk in the white house, i make my first radio report to the people in my second term of office. >> this was one of fdr's fire side chats taking his message to the american people. in this first one that he did after getting reelected by the closest thing we have to a unanimous vote in this country, he said he wanted to change the u.s. supreme court. he wanted to add more judges to the supreme court and he wanted to give them the president the power to replace sitting justices. it was a radical proposal. listen. >> those opposing this plan have sought to arouse prejudice and fear by crying that i am seeking to pack th
where the east river is and where the fdr is, the fdr is completely shut off. [ noises ] >> devastation in white plains, where literally trees are ripped from its roots. >> now, i had to see what was down there, so i made my way in. first thing you notice is the sound of the generators, the drone. i thought of taking a jet ski down the old a-train line. but hey, i don't have a jet ski and i'm sure they would come after me. >> yeah, that is the first time experience for so many people in the new york area who have just never been through that type of disaster, on that scale. >> and governor chris christie, putting that in a time capsule, years from now people want to know what it was like, superstorm sandy, watch that, from the powerful reporters. >> and the aftermath, how people were enduring what they were witnessing immediately following sandy. >> from the flood, the blizzard, and also from fires. >> the fire crew does not know what happened, but there is some thick, black smoke coming out of the ground behind me. 2013 malibu from chevrolet. ♪ with a remarkable new interior featurin
?????? >> with the office of strategic? services which was created in?? july, 1941 by the executive orde?r from fdr.???????? before it was created our intelligence service had always been a rise as highly technical. you had the u.s. army, the u.s. navy, the state department and fbi cut treasury, commerce and every major agency in the u.s. government had its own intelligence service specialized nature. so it was created to naturalize or centralize that intelligence existence which is something that the model offered the british which is also very controversy all major -- major because there are blamed by inference in the british system. so it was a very interesting experience because in world war ii was the prior opportunity for the proponent of a centralized intelligence to prove its worth? ?d that's likely it was???? fascinating and generated a lot of argument for the purpose of providing the legal??????? justification.????????? it became a very important??? ground because all that exist in military generals or admirals' did not like having the overarching intelligenc
is really nothing more than as president obama said in his acceptance speech the other day quoting fdr, "liberalism is nothing but bold persistence experimentation." liberalism is a pragmatic approach, just trying to find out what works to cure our social ills. it's completely untheoretical and unideological. in fact, liberalism, if you listen to liberals these days seems downright conservative. all it's trying to do, they encyst, is keep the political system together with our economic and social evolution. in their view, it's the conservatives who are ideologs. we have terrible theories like trickle down economics and originalism. the liberals modest account of themselves is, of course, very self-interested. it's designed to shield them from charges of radicalism. if you believe them, the only alternative to their living constitution is a dead one, one that belongs to and cannot escape from a world that is dead and gone to use justice brennan's famous formulation. if you -- if you want an 18th century originalist constitution, it's going to be a dead one, they say. if you want it to l
the kind of legacy given that he has a second term, that will make him the kind of iconic president, fdr, lbj, beyond his being the first african-american president? >> 50-50. the with the split is, you always have a shot. advance could make him. sometimes an event -- events make the man. without world war ii you have no eisenhower. tavis: depression and fdr. >> clinton became a great president. tavis: if you talk to him, he will tell you he would have loved to have had a moment during his presidency, he would have loved to have a moment that would have allowed him to have that kind of moment you -- prison monday spoke of. >> if you lose a little way, chris christie. people are blaming christie. tavis: i am coming. >> we are taping you next week. i am hamren you next week -- hammering you next week. i will tell you something. i like travis better. it gives you six letters in the first name and six letters in the last name. there is more balance to it. joye and travis miley -- join travis smiley. amy goodman, democracy now. wither here rig -- join her hee travis smiley. >> for more inform
? ? the executive order from fdr? it was the predecessor to the?? ?a.??????? so you might say the zero ss is to the cia what the count now congress is to the u.s. government after george????? washington became president.?? it has the major features and a? major mission features of the? centralized intelligence.???? the os us was very unique because it? was the first?? national intelligence service responsible to one command, and that is the president's. before that, before the zero ss was created, they had always been departmentalized. highly technical. you have the u.s. army, u.s. navy, the state department, the fbi, treasury, commerce. every major agency of the u.s. government had its own intelligence service of the specialized nature. so it was created to nationalize or centralized that intelligence existence, which is something that the model after the british . which is also very controversial nature because people always blame to pro-british. so it was a very interesting experience because of world war ii, the prime opportunity for the proponent of a centralized intell
barack obama rank now among our presidents? it's lincoln first, then washington, then f.d.r. and washington. where do presidential historians think barack obama may someday rank? dreams of glory. how does president obama look at adams, washington and jefferson? does he even look at the founders for inspiration? finally, second terms are o beset by problems, even scandals and crises often come during second terms. will the second term for barack obama bring him the chance for greatness? i'm chris matthews, welcome to the show. with us today, jon meacham, presidential historian and author of "thomas jefferson: the art of power," michael beschloss, presidential historian, annette gordon-reed, author of "the hemingses of monticello," and jodi kantor, "new york times" writer. as president obama looks to his special terms, historians look at his past with great decisions and great achievements. the president met with several historians during his first term to get their vials. in fact, jodi kantor has written about those sessions between the president and the historians. how does
will survive i am not sure. >> do you see a comparison between the hillary clinton marriage and fdr and a lamar. >> no. do i see any comparison between the hillary bill marriage and the fdr eleanor marriage? the reason i say no is yes, franklin and eleanor were very much political colleagues. starting in 1922 when fdr contracted polio she was his political surrogates who represented him on numerous occasions, she headed the women's democrat national committee. she was instrumental in many of the reforms of the new deal. but franklin had an affair with hillary's private assistant during world war i and when she found out about that she wanted a divorce. that was the end of their marital relationship. their political relationship remains intact but they never became intimate people again. they carved out distinctive roles and important roles, extraordinary first lady but it was not something which was a product of their personal chemistry and their ongoing intimate relationship. >> if hillary is a bridge builder, what happened with the health care and what would she have done differently if she w
with a high-school education. but fdr got on the phone and said, i want you to run with me. he said, why then did you not say so from the beginning? he had barnyard language when he was very angry, and only with men in the room, never with women. if you had told me this from the beginning, i would have said yes. he agreed to run. bess was not happy, but by the time he got to the convention she was pleased, and margaret was delighted. >> his daughter. do you remember -- was fdr when he ran again, was he inaugurated in march or was it january back then? >> it was march. so fdr died -- >> he dies right away. truman was vice president for literally 82 days. being truman, he actually presided over the senate. nowadays the vice president does not bother over that unless his vote is needed to break a tie. he was there every day, saying, that is my job. i am head of the senate. some interesting stories about how he was in sam rayburn's office -- he used to prepare for the next day's business, and got a phone call from the white house, get to the phone right away. he picked up the phone and at th
mobilization to get more jobs here, fewer exports abroad, then you've got to have some c.e.o.s come in, like f.d.r. did. f.d.r. brought in the head of chrysler and sears and roebuck. he had two top republicans in his cabinet, and i know c.e.o.s don't like to come to government because they have to give out all the stuff they have, those taxes. those are the people i think that want to help their country. the country has been so good to them. arlet them try to figure out how to get our country moving again. >> and i think obama has to realize the moment. for a re-elected president there is so much good will out there, even among his opponents. now, we had an election which i think was decided but not decisive. there were, what, 57 million people who voted for romney. and there is a way that obama can kind of step forward and say, "these are the ideas. this is the method we're going to do this." he can-- i mean, you know, you talk to this man-- i mean, you don't get to talk to the people you write about. i get to talk to obama and say, "why did you do this? what happened here?" and he has good answe
america right-hand side biggest push into industrial policies since fdr. the biggest infusion of research money ever. it modernized unemployment insurance which hadn't changed since the new deal, and launched new approaches to preventing homelessness, financing public works, overseeing government spending, you name it. and, by the way, the top economic forecasters a guy it stopped the terrifying free fall. gdp was crashing 8.9% in the fourth quarter of 2008. that's a depression. at that rate would would have lost an entire canadian economy worth of output in 2009. but it's funny. the job losses peaked in january 2009 right before the stimulus passed, and that spring the jobs numbers, which were still really grim, they had the biggest quarterly improvement in 30 years. so, i asked, -- i told this to my editors at time magazine -- i hope they're not here -- they were -- they're like, wow. totally lying. they were like, what? the stimulus? that was old news. unemployment was 9%. what else is there to say? things could be worse? i'm like, yes, things could be worse. actually, flew up to new y
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for today's bouck which of course is editing fdr, the new deal campaign of 1930 to with the press gallery which reflect the subtitle congress in the washington correspondents and it's amazing that is also the is an area where don has developed his knowledge and his way of thinking about congress and the strict application of oral history and to put it in the perspective which through his books survived. one of the purposes of the talks actually is to demonstrate how resources of libraries and in particular the library of congress are used by scholars to point out all of the effort that we going to in kettering the collections when the working of the historians and library hands for the public sometimes has a pay off in a real book and a book that will live and be shared by many and that of course is what will happen to not only done's books but also to the experience of fdr and the election of 1930 to which we are interpreting and reinterpreting, and we have a wonderful speaker to help us with this. associate historian of the year donald ritchie. don? [applause] >> we have a great crowd h
notwithstanding, the reality is, his the most progressive president since fdr. >> that is opera, for professor, commentator michael eric dyson. >> i have known him for a long time. i love him with all of my heart. it is so disappointing to hear michael, professor dyson, advance that kind of argument. he comes out of a black prophetic tradition that is rooted in speaking truth to power, and i might add, to the powerless. but to somehow try to suggest in any way this president has been progressive or is the best example of progressivism which could put forth in this country is just inaccurate. this is precisely why dr. west and i and others are on the truth. we believe the president has to be pushed. i have been across the nation and heard the great presidents are not born, they are made. they have to be pushed into their greatness. abraham lincoln, i just saw the movie coming out this weekend, i think, "the linkedin project." if he'sisn't lincoln not being pushed. lbj is not lbj if martin luther king is not pushing him rid what i hear and professor dyson's critique is there some excuse to be ma
on vacation. fdr was action on a cruise. i guess we can't really blame him, probably a pretty well-deserved vacation, but three years earlier fdr had refused to include medical coverage as part of the social security act because he did not want to antagonize the american medical profession. he did send a message of support to the health conference, but not long afterward the outbreak of world war ii forced the president attention elsewhere. five years later on january 11, 1944 in his state of the union address, roosevelt spoke to the american people about the war and especially about the kind of peace the allies plans to establish after the defeat of fascism. he said that the one supreme objective for the future can be summed up in one word, security. and that means that only physical security which provides a safety from attacks i ed gresser's, it means also economic security and social security. the individual political rights of him which the united states had been built, roosevelt argued were necessary but not sufficient to guarantee true freedom and security. fdr then announce
the investment into the economy. there is an argument that it didn't work under fdr. war world war ii bailed us out. rather than that. so, i'm a small business guy, i'm a simple guy. i don't have a lot of sophisticated looks on things. i know that i have 350 employees and if you raise a bunch of taxes on me, i don't have as much money to hire people with. some people act like i'm trying to get richer and not hire people like i'm a greedy jerk. it helps me to grow my business and help more people. to me, it seems like it constricts the economy to raise taxes. >> i want an honest answer here. have you bought a ticket? >> you know, i have never done that. i have done so many stupid things with money. but i've never done that one. >> well, you are missing out on a lot of fun. killjoy. >> it is good to talk to you. and you make a lot of sense. >> coming up. and the fiscal cliff again. turning into one of mit romney's top money men. to come home for the holidays. that's double miles you can actually use... sadly, their brother's white christmas just got "blacked out." [ brother ] but it's the family
is shaping up to be a lot like fdr's, the beginning of his second term, not a good thing. my take on that is next. can your hearing aid do this lyric can. lyric can. lyric can. lyric by phonak is t world's only 24/7, 100% invisible hearing device. it's tiny. but lyric's not just about what you can't see. it's about what it can do. lyric can be wn 24/7 for up to four months, without battery changes. incredibly easy to live with, lyric can be worn showering, sleepingnd exercising. in fact, you might forget it's there at all. call for a risk--free trial. and you'll see lyric can also give you exceptionally clear, natural sound in quiet and noisy environments because of how it works with your ear's own anatomy. (testimonial section) (testimonial section) (testimonial section) did you know, 94% of people o use lyric would recommend lyric to a friend or loved one. can your hearing aid do all this? lyric can. to learn more about lyric's advanced technology, call or visit for a risk--free 30--day trial offer. you'll also get a free informatiol dvd and brochure. why wait? hear
power is restored. >> reporter: good morning. i'm standing in front of the entrance to new york's fdr drive. this is one of the areas that remains flooded after the storm. down at the jersey shore the devastation is even worse. president obama visited new jersey to see firsthand the damage from superstorm sandy. the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation. what they saw were homes destroyed and streets still under water. president obama promised the government would do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we'll follow up to make sure you get all the help you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away the search for traps or missing people on staten island continued. nypd rescued six people from roof troops on wednesday. there are signs of life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare without public transportation wednesday manhattan streets were clogged with people t
polls since 1949. right now let's meet, 96-year-old alicia kennedy. she has been doing this since fdr was in office. working polling place at her home for many years she moved out here to the sunset, at 40th and irving. we asked, why do you get involved in this? she said it was a job and it paid $13 a day. in 1949 gas was a quarter a gallon. she works where voters make history she has met a few of the men who have made history, very famous names. >> i have a picture of some place in the house, i haven't been able to recover it with ted kennedy and i worked for ted kennedy and i worked for jfk, when he was a senator. >> reporter: that is a woman who goes back a few years. she has not only been participating in elections, she was honored some years ago for 50 years of service to the city and county of san francisco. she told us yesterday she gets up about now, 4:30 to get ready for the poll workers to come over, get things organized. she knows how to do it, she has been doing it since 1949. more on her in an hour, live in san francisco, terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >> i think truman was
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